Base Cleveland Veteran News

Monday, April 15, 2019

Prepared and distributed to Veterans and supporters of those who served 



  • 2019 Cleveland National Air Show dates released, featuring U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds: August 31 through September 2, 2019

  • National Veterans Memorial & Museum in Columbus, Ohio

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1. Last Doolittle Raider: Richard Cole, an Ohio native, dies

Retired Lt. Col. Richard “Dick” Cole, the last of the 80 Doolittle Tokyo Raiders who carried out the daring U.S. attack on Japan during World War II, died Tuesday at a military hospital in Texas. He was 103.  Robert Whetstone, a spokesman for Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, confirmed Cole’s death. Cole’s daughter, Cindy Chal, said he was having some heart issues but had walked into the emergency room.

Cole, who lived in Comfort, Texas, had stayed active even in recent years, attending air shows and participating in commemorative events including April 18, 2017, ceremonies for the raid’s 75th anniversary at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force near Dayton, Ohio.

2. Navy drops charges against officers involved in fatal USS Fitzgerald collision

Fox News:  The U.S. Navy on Wednesday announced it will drop all criminal charges against two officers involved in the 2017 collision of the USS Fitzgerald that killed seven U.S. sailors, according to a press release.

3.     13 U.S. Navy Aircraft Carriers and 8 Battleships Were Defeated by This During World War II

After two grueling months of action in the Pacific, Vice Admiral John S. “Slew” McCain’s powerful Task Force 38 retired in late November 1944 to the big Caroline Islands base of Ulithi Atoll for a 10-day breather.

4. The new push for getting more women to sign up for VA benefits

Pennsylvania Rep. Chrissy Houlahan admits she never even looked into her veterans benefits until she ran for Congress. “I just never thought that I should.”

5. After 9 years deported, female Marine’s husband may be able to come home

Perez, 40, was honorably discharged from the Marines in 2009 and fell in love with a soccer coach in California. She got married and immediately started a family. But her husband Marcos Perez, now 46, was in the U.S. illegally. He was detained after a traffic stop and deported in 2010.

Read the full newsletter here: Base Cleveland Veteran News – April 15 2019